Muslim World League chief: We cannot deny Holocaust and its impact on humanity

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The head of the Muslim World League has said that the world over can no longer go on denying the significance and historical importance of the Holocaust and its impact on humanity.

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa, the head of the Muslim World League, made his statements during his visit to Washington where he was part of the keynote session of the Barbi Weinberg Founders Conference held by the Washington Institute of the for Near East Policy.

“We cannot deny this incident or reduce its importance… I wrote a message which expresses my feelings and this message had a lot of response in and from the Muslim world because our Islamic institutions play a big role in the Islamic world and yields a big influence all over the world, a big role in the Islamic world,” Al-Issa said.

Al-Issa was referring to a letter he released via his organization earlier this year which said that “no one could deny or undermine”.

“We believe and I personally believe as a Muslim that we must speak the truth and talk about this in the name of our League,” he said during Saturday’s conference.

“We are dealing always with this disaster [the Holocaust] through a criminal sense, but to reduce the importance of this disaster using any excuse that could make us look away and not condemn this disaster – is in my estimation –a contribution to the criminality of the incident,” he added.

The head of the Muslim World League has previously highlighted the need to abide by effective dialogue.

He has said that the world today complains about the lack of understanding of God’s will in religious, intellectual, cultural and civilizational diversity, as well as the lack of understanding of the importance of coexistence among each other, as a basic rule for peace and harmony among mankind.

He has also previously pointed out that religious and intellectual conflict and the resultant extremism and counter-extremism are not solely the responsibility of those who are mentally kidnapped, as they are merely a herd controlled by wolves.

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